Keeping the environment clean has become the priority of not just activist groups, but also the government, everyday citizens and responsible businesses. People have realized that you can’t always expect someone else to fix the problems associated with treating the environment poorly; instead everyone has to do their own part to prevent problems from developing in the first place.
This is where responsible businesses come into importance. Businesses in certain industries are in the unique position of either seriously contributing to environmental degradation or doing the work necessary to prevent caustic harm. Thankfully, auto recyclers in Nanaimo know what is at stake with keeping the environment clean and ensure their operations won’t impact their natural surroundings.
Chemical and material disposal
Improper auto disposal can do an incredible amount of damage to the environment. Think of a car like a large puzzle made up of thousands of small pieces, with the pieces comprised of all different materials—plastics, metals, rubbers, chemicals and so on.
For auto recyclers in Nanaimo to correctly dispose of an automobile—basically those pieces, once disassembled—are sorted and sent to the right places. For example, before disposal, the chemical components are one of the first things to go. Many of these chemicals are easily recycled or disposed of in an environmentally safe manner, so that they’re unable to leak into the ground if left to sit in a salvage yard. If proper chemical disposal is neglected, such as sending oil away along with common garbage, the results can be catastrophic for the affected area.
Another common violation is to let mercury compounds or Freon fluid, the basis of your air conditioning system, leak into the air or seep into the ground. All of this causes a great deal of damage to air, soil and ground water, unless properly recycled. A reputable auto recycler will always make sure that these materials are first addressed, eliminating their ability to do any harm to the surrounding ecosystem.
Reusable auto parts
The next pieces to go typically are reusable parts. Responsible auto recyclers in Nanaimo know there is a lot of money to be made by removing working parts off a car and then selling them on the used car part market.
Aside from making money through this recycling process, this also means more plastic and metal are saved from ending up in junk heaps, where they’re likely to rest for decades or more. Responsible auto recyclers take pride in stripping a car of every reusable part, not just to make money, but also to do their part in protecting the environment.
Scrap auto parts
Finally, the last pieces of the puzzle to go are parts that are damaged and no longer can be used. In many cases, this includes a car frame—since a damaged car frame is the primary reason why the car wasn’t repaired—or severely damaged engines. Proper recycling of a car means taking these parts that can’t be repaired and sorting them to eventually sell as scrap metal. Eventually these metals or rubbers will end up in another form, reused somewhere down the line.
Don’t let just anyone take your car off your hands with the promise of recycling it: ensure they do their part to protect the environment in a responsible way. It may only be one car, but everyone needs to do their part to keep our environment safe.